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May 1, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - May 1, 2013

In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week.

WORD is an independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, that recently celebrated its sixth anniversary. Our primary goal is to be whatever our community needs us to be, which currently means carrying a lot of paperback fiction (especially classics), cookbooks, board books, and absurdly cute cards and stationery. In addition, we're fiends for a good event, from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar). We're a small operation, just 1000 square feet and four people, but we read too much, so it all works out. If a weekly dose of WORD here isn't enough for you, follow us on Twitter: @wordbrooklyn.

WORD also hosts the monthly Largehearted Lit reading series, featuring authors who participated in this blog's Book Notes series and musical guests.


by China Mieville

One of Jenn's top three favorite Mieville novels is now out in paperback! Railsea is kind of like if Moby-Dick, The Odyssey, and Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky had a baby that then turned into a rebellious teenager.

Attempting Normal

Attempting Normal
by Marc Maron

If you are already hooked on the WTF podcast, you already know you want this book. If you're not, go listen and then come get the book! Maron is smart, funny, and really good at making depressing topics interesting.

The Burgess Boys

The Burgess Boys
by Elizabeth Strout

Pulitzer Prize-winner Strout is back with a family drama that follows the two Burgess brothers as they return to their small Maine hometown to help their sister and her troubled teenage son.

Broken Harbor

Broken Harbor
by Tana French

We are beyond hooked on Tana French's literary thrillers, and if you have been waiting for an excuse to pick up her latest, Broken Harbor, how does paperback sound?

WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD Tumblr
WORD on Twitter
WORD's Facebook page
WORD's Flickr photos

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Largehearted Word Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)

Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists

52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading project)
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics & graphic novel highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)